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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 9 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (23.2 x 21.9 x 21.9 cm) Diameter of base: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on underside of base in black: "MANUFACTURED BY / W. T. COPELAND & SONS" in circle and, within circle, "SOLELY FOR / J. M. SHAW & Co. / NEW YORK" Impressed on underside of base near edge, below glaze: "M / 76"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION William T. Copeland & Sons. Vase, ca. 1875. Glazed earthenware, 9 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (23.2 x 21.9 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 2003.8. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2003.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware vase, cream colored. Molded body formed by three frontally placed eagles standing on a round base; tops of eagles' heads form spouts. Three molded handles around body between eagles; each handle in form of a pair of upright crossed spears angling outward from base and a swag of drapery with molded stripes that extends from shoulders of eagles to spears. Small shield on each pair of spears with molded inscriptions: (1) "1876 / CENTENNIAL / MEMORIAL"; (2) "WASHINGTON / FATHER / OF / OUR COUNTRY"; and (3) "1776 / DECLARATION / OF / INDEPENDENCE." Condition: Good; some manufacturing imperfections in glaze; few minor chips around edge of base.
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